Mirrors are a simple but versatile decoration. If you’re willing to invest a little in getting a high quality, custom mirror, you’ll enjoy a remarkable aesthetic shift in your home or place of business.
To give you some ideas, we’ve outlined the top five benefits of using mirrors in your interior decorating. Read on to learn more.
1. Mirrors Create a Centerpiece in a Room
Mirrors draw the eye because they reflect light and because they add a stylistic element to your walls. More and more property owners choose eye-catching mirror designs such as oversized mirrors, ornate frames, convex shapes, mirror panels, sunburst frames, and antique mirrors to enhance their interior spaces.
If you’re interested in putting a bold, interesting design on your wall, try to match the style of the mirror with the décor of the room. For example, if you find an antique mirror you love, buy an antique table from the same era as the mirror and display them both in your preferred room.
2. Mirrors Make Rooms Look More Spacious
Certain areas of every building are spatially challenged, such as narrow hallways, break rooms, home offices, and guest bedrooms. When you place mirrors in these tight areas, it increases the appearance of space within the room.
Floor-length mirrors are perhaps the best tool to add dimension to a room. For example, when you install a floor-length mirror vertically on a wall, it makes the room feel taller. Conversely, when you hang a floor length mirror horizontally, it makes the room feel more expansive.
Use vertical mirrors in spaces like tight hallways. And a conference room where you host clients or a dining room where you host holiday parties is perfect for horizontal mirrors. We recommend installing a custom mirror that’s roughly the length or width of the most prominent piece of furniture in the room, such as the dining room table. Using this technique can further draw the eye and make your room look more spacious.
3. Mirrors Reflect Light to Help Cut Your Energy Bill
A carefully placed mirror can maximize the natural light in your home, allowing you to keep the lights turned off during the daytime. If you install a mirror near light sources, such as a chandelier or lamp, it also reflects the lights you have on during the evening hours, letting you enjoy more light without paying for an additional fixture.
4. Mirrors Hide Unsightly Marks on Your Wall
Some scuffs, bumps, and cavities simply can’t be removed from your walls. If you can’t repair this damage, use an attractive decoration to cover the unsightly marks.
Paintings and other go-to wall decorations might look out of place if you want to cover a scuff mark that’s at knee height. In these cases, get a quote for a full-length custom mirror that can cover the entire section of the marked area. This glass feature can transform a scuffed wall into a dramatic centerpiece.
5. Mirrors Allow You and Others to See Reflections
With all of these design benefits, you may easily forget that mirrors serve a practical purpose. You install mirrors in your bedroom, bathroom, and living room to see yourself, making sure, for example, you look professional before you leave for work.
Likewise, if you’re a business owner, your clients might appreciate the chance to double-check their appearance before they enter your conference room.
Before you consider your next interior decoration project, review the benefits of adding mirrors to homes and workplaces. To find out how custom mirror installation from Glasshopper Schor Glass can transform your home or business, get in touch with us today.